The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

So it took about 5 million people telling me to read this for me to actually read this. Hopefully, it just takes you one–because it is just that good. Don’t wait for 5 million people to tell you.

The Darkest Minds is exactly what dystopian should be–a smart commentary about our society today and how it could easily succumb to something like putting children into brutal camps. Ruby is a fantastic character to follow behind and I love love love this book.


The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton Disclafani

9781594486401The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls
by Anton Disclafani
(pub. 5/13)

Thea Atwell has strayed from the straight and narrow and is banished to an equestrian camp at the tender age of 15.  The family history and the details of Thea’s transgressions unspool against the backdrop of the Great Depression.  The stark differences between the haves and have-nots at this time in our country’s history may be relevant for us today as well.

Recommended by:
Sue B. – Anderson’s Bookshop Naperville